The narrator pledges to donate 50% of his proceeds to The Royal British Legion Poppy Day Appeal – please support. Rupert Brooke’s poem, The Soldier, contains perhaps the most famous line of any poem of The Great War: “ . . . That there’s some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England . . . “
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The emotional content of this poem made it memorable. In it, a soldier who is preparing to die in war, talks of how England shall always be with him, even in his foreign burial place. He tells, whether to a beloved or a parent, all that England has given him, how blessed he was to have lived under is skies. I found it quite moving.
The gratitude the unknown soldier feels for England. The lack of any enmity regarding the possibility of his death in her service. It is a personal portrayal of unqualified patriotism.
The narration was excellent, and had a dreamlike quality, as if the soldier has closed his eyes and is combing through his memories of England.
It is very short, but a moment in total, so it was all moving.
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